Reviewed by J-Roc from Outer Banks, NC on Wednesday, December 4, 2013
I just used this pack for a late fall day hikes the NC mountains, and it was a great size to stash the layers that came off when the day warmed, as well as lunch, dog food, and water. I like that it came with a rain cover too. I didn't have much use for the hip belt for a pack this size, but I guess I would if I used it for mountain biking or carrying more accessories. I'm 6'0, and think that anyone taller have issues with the fit on the back.
Reviewed by PalmettoTarheel from Carolinas, USA on Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Used it for the first time today on a fairly long, cold weather day hike. The Aeroflex ventilation system is wonderful and the pack was very comfortable. I had plenty of room for fuel, stove, food, hydration bladder, fleece pullover, and food for my dog. All this and I didn't use the expandable bellows on each side. Stuffed a rain coat in the "lid" and a lot of small things in the external pockets. Very satisfied.
Reviewed by Aedenns from Seattle on Sunday, February 17, 2013
I was looking for a pack that I could use as a commuter, but that would also work for day hikes and as a carryon, and the Jura 24 is the perfect size. There are expandable pockets on the sides, which make it easy to slide off of one shoulder for easy access to my wallet, badge and transit card. There is a curved frame inside that is meant to keep the pack off your back when it's hot, and this frame means that a laptop won't lay flat, but I haven't found that to be a problem.
As far as other uses, it's lightweight for hiking, with a lot of extra straps and lanyards for gear, and even though it comes with a waterproof cover, the pack itself is pretty resistant to water. I live in Seattle, so it's definitely been put to the test.
Reviewed by elnath from Kocaeli on Sunday, April 1, 2012
I bought this for my wife to use during day hikes where you don't need much space.Camelbag pocket is very useful but the back system steals from your volume.Ideal for a day hike but not for longer ones.
Reviewed by Loulabelle Hiker from Phoenix, Arizona on Monday, December 19, 2011
I needed a second day pack that was more than my small Mobex [960 cu. in.]. I use the Mobex for short hikes- 5 mi. and under. The Jura 24 is listed at 1100+ cu. in., but really seems to hold more. I can easily fit my 2 liter water bottle inside, plus an extra pair of socks, my lunch and snacks and still have room for the sweater or jacket I shed later on in the hike. There are 3 pockets: one one top and two side ones, which can be enlarged. The newest feature for me is the fact that the pack is positioned away from my back. I look forward to using this for long, all day hikes.